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Religion and Theology
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[Student’s name] [Course title] [Supervisor’s name] [Date] Religion and Theology For a class assignment, I visited St. Margaret’s Church at 1565 East Washington highway, Monticello Fl, 32344 (U.S. 90 east). This is a Catholic Church with the Parish consisting of Catholics living in the vicinity of the Washington highway.
The day was bright and sunny when I started from home and arrived at the church at 10.45 am. The first thing that struck me was the simplicity of its construction and the austere beauty of the church. It is a stone building, with a slanting gabled roof. The entrance was through an oval shaped, large mahogany door which seemed to welcome worshippers and added to the beauty of the Church. The inside of the church was quite simple, with pews for accommodating 250 or little more parishioners for one service. The people in the church were mostly middle class working people, with some pensioners also in attendance. There were an equal number of men and women. It was a mixed lot with Caucasians, Asians, and some Black worshippers. As this was a Saturday, most of the pews were empty and there were only some 35 worshippers present at this morning’s mass. The congregation was mixed, with people of all ages, from 25 to 85 attending the service.1 The Stations of the Cross were depicted in austere murals, which showed the entire journey to Calvary. The Altar was also quite simple and not very large, with a large crucifix in the background. The windows were made of colored glass in the traditional Gothic style. The windows had pictures of the Infant Jesus, Mother Mary and St. Joseph. Because this church was dedicated to, and named after St. ...
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